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  • This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of T-Rex® Tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Everyone knows that plain ol' duct tape is a must have for any adventure, but how much do you really think about it? I was talking with some of my buddies about this and so we came up with some of our top ways to use duct tape on a fishing trip.

    The first thing to think about though is that not all duct tape is created equal. Prior to being contacted by the folks at T-Rex Tape, I would just go to the store and buy whatever was there. I didn't care about colors or features - I just wanted "duct tape" because it was a sort of miracle product that was good for everything from well, sealing holes in your duct work in your home to helping to get rid of warts on your fingers. I always have a roll in my bug-out bag that I bring with me on the trail for off road trips, in the car along with emergency supplies for a road trip, and of course when I go out fishing too. 

     
  • Your first romantic road trip can be quite daunting. Think about it... you guys are good at being together in a restaurant, walks in the park, maybe even in the bedroom... In a car on the highway though you are forced to be together for hours at a time with no option to simply open the door and leave. This means that things like personal habits, scents, conversational skills and even safety issues can suddenly become an important issue. Done right though, a road trip is one of my favorite romantic getaways. This is a shared experience that the two of you can treasure for ever.

  • The other day I had a company reach out to me offering essay writing services and I immediately hit delete. To someone who tries to be as moral and forthright, the idea that I can simply have someone write an academic paper for me seems immoral at best and downright fraudulent at worst. However, in this case - I took a deep breath and thought about it for a moment. There are actually some good uses for a service like this that are completely legitimate and useful. Let’s take a look …

  • Teenagers have their minds on a lot of things, but at the top of the list for many of them is getting a car. Being able to drive is one of the first major steps they take towards independence, and while you might not be thrilled with the idea, it’s something that you can’t avoid f

  • While we’d all like to focus on the positive aspects of life and try to forget about what could happen, it’s still a good idea to be prepared. Especially if you’re heading out on a longer road trip or if you’ve just upgraded to a new car; the road, in particular, tend to introduce a lot of emergencies.

  • Home ownership in many ways is the American dream. Instead of paying money to someone else - just for the privilege of living somewhere you can build equity, make improvements and customize it however you want. Unfortunately to buy your first home it requires that you be prepared to go through months if not years of preparation. This can be challenging as the goal post seems to get farther and farther away every year as prices continue to increase. Here's some tips to help you get ahead and ultimately save the money you need to buy your first home.

  • Going on a trip with your girlfriend sounds like plenty of fun. Well, perhaps not as exciting and wild as traveling with the boys but pretty good nevertheless. One thing about travel though is that it either strengthens relationship bonds or creates deep irreparable cracks.

  • Your choice of wheels becomes an extension of your personality all too often. Are you a "Truck Guy" or "That Guy Who Bikes to Work?" Your choice there ends up defining other aspects of your life such as what time you wake up, get yourself dressed, eat some breakfast, commute to work, even what you do with your buddies afterwards. If you are feeling like you need a change in your life, don't worry some new wheels might be just the thing to get everything back in order.

  • In honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, we’ve put together a list of deer hunting tips for beginners. There’s no better time than the present to get started as a hunter. Deer hunts are available in almost every state, permits are not that expensive and there are plenty of clubs and experienced hunters willing to help someone learn more about this lifestyle. Here’s our advice though for anyone looking to take their first deer hunt this year.

  • The dream of moving to Europe seems appealing and spending not just a few days or weeks sipping wine and eating pasta in the Italian countryside seems like a dream. What's it really like to move to Italy from the United States though and what do you need to know if you want to make that lifestyle change a reality? Let's take a look at what you'll need to do to move to Italy.

  • Most domestic flights in Europe and the United States are easy - they are typically less than three hours. That make even marginal conditions tolerable... but what about transcontinental flights or heading to Europe, Hawaii, or South America? For some reason once I pass the four hour mark it's a whole different ball game. Here are some of my tips that I've used to stay happy, comfortable and most importantly healthy on long flights.

  • When you first open that shiny new phone, there’s so much excitement. You can flip through screens super fast, apps open instantly, and that money you just spent feels like the best investment ever. Over time though, your Android phone performance will start to slow down. Here’s our advice on how to make Android phones run fast again and improve performance.

  • When people hear or read the world disability they inevitably imagine a wheelchair or crutches. These outwardly visable disabilities are easy to spot and most people are extremely compassionate and accommodating, but what about someone who has a hidden disability? Are you quick to judge that someone is taking a spot they shouldn't be or receiving benefits that aren't due? It can be a challenge since many of us are wired to assume people are taking advantage of others but that isn't always the case.

  • Travelling solo can be scary, but once you’ve been on a few solo trips, you’ll find out how amazing it can be! If this is your first time thinking about going on a solo trip, you’re going to want to make sure that you travel solo in style. To do this, you don’t need fancy equipment, the best clothes, or flashy accessories. Read on for 10 things that will really help you...

  • When it comes to improving our health, it can be a challenge since results often take weeks, months or years. Sometimes, the "result" is simply that nothing happens... that you avoided an issue. This often results in any efforts ending prematurely or never beginning at all, despite our best intentions. Don't worry though, here's our tips to help improve your health that will show results (almost) immediately.

  • The day your teenager gets their driving licence is a roller coaster of emotions. They’re excited, and perhaps a little nervous, and you’re proud but absolutely terrified. Watching your child get behind the wheel of a car for the very first time is a wonderful experience, but it’s one that reminds you just how dangerous cars can be. After all, car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens. Because of this, it’s absolutely vital that your child knows what they’re doing. Here are some tips to ensure that your teen stays safe on the road.

  • Iceland is a country like no other, with its deep history, friendly locals, interesting culture and stunning landscape. It’s no surprise that Iceland is so popular. 

  • The desert is an amazing place to explore - on road as well as off. Despite the fact that some people might think it is dead and desolate, this is an environment that is incredibly dynamic. Dangers as well as beauty can pop up at any moment and disappear just as quickly. One of these dangers is sudden dust storms or sandstorms. They are most common in the deserts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula but also in parts of the United States including California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

    While American sand storms are often smaller in size than what might be experienced in the Saharan Desert, the danger to motorists can be similar. Here's what to do if you find yourself in a sand storm.

  • Riding a bicycle is a fun and eco-friendly way to get around. It's also fun to do. Unfortunately it doesn't come without challenges and dangers. Even the most experienced riders can come off their bike and hurt themselves. If you're riding on the road, the danger of being hit by a vehicle could have even more serious consequences. When you do get into an accident, it's important to know what to do in the aftermath. It can be a shock if you fall or get knocked off your bike, but knowing how to react can make things a little easier. Here's what to do in a bicycle accident.

  • It might be obvious – big knobby tires are better at gripping rugged surfaces than smooth ones. After all, you wouldn't put a pair of racing slicks on your truck and take it out on the trail, would you? The reality though is that for most of us, the right choice of tires is more about balance than absolutes. That's why I really like this set of Grabber A/T X that General Tire sent me to check out.

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